We have posted another case study with help from Ian Hanou at Plan-ItGeo and David Stephenson at Idaho Department of Lands.
The case study is Treasure Valley Urban Tree Canopy Assessment- Urban Forestry in Southwestern Idaho. Read the full case study on our website: http://placeways.com/communityviz/gallery/casestudies/pdf/TVUTC.pdf
CommunityViz 4.3 for ArcGIS 10.2 offers the same great CommunityViz 4.3 features and is compatible with Esri’s latest ArcGIS 10.2 release.
Upgrades are free if you have an active CommunityViz 4.2 support license or already have CommunityViz 4.3 for ArcGIS 10.0 or 10.1.
We are now supporting four forms of CommunityViz, which includes both Scenario 360 and Scenario 3D:
- CommunityViz 4.1 for ArcGIS 9.2/9.3
- CommunityViz 4.3 for ArcGIS 10.0
- CommunityViz 4.3 for ArcGIS 10.1
- CommunityViz 4.3 for ArcGIS 10.2
Use the CommunityViz version that matches your version of ArcGIS. If you haven’t upgraded to ArcGIS 10.2 yet, please continue to use your current version of CommunityViz.
Note that this is a one-way upgrade from 9.2/9.3 or 10.0: once you have opened a CommunityViz analysis in ArcGIS 10.2, it will no longer work in ArcGIS 9.2/9.3 or ArcGIS 10.0. However, ArcGIS 10.2 analyses will continue to work in ArcGIS 10.1.
CommunityViz 4.3 highlighted features: new 360 Indicators Wizard, support for python custom script tools, improved licensing, and numerous core updates, as well as the same powerful, flexible capabilities as CommunityViz 4.2. For more information on new 4.3 features, check out our CommunityViz Resources page.
To upgrade to CommunityViz 4.3 for ArcGIS 10.2:
- Uninstall your current CommunityViz software (including Scenario 360 and Scenario 3D)
- Download and run the new installer, often called a “free download,” available here.
- Reactivate your license using Start > All Programs > CommunityViz > Activate License. Enter your license ID and password for Single Seat Licenses or enter the Network License Server name for Network Licenses. If you are using Decision Tools licenses, you will also need to reactivate these.
- Start and run CommunityViz normally. Your existing CommunityViz files and analyses should all work fine. Remember, though, that ArcGIS 10.2 analyses won’t work again in ArcGIS 9.2/9.3 or ArcGIS 10, but will work in ArcGIS 10.1.
- If you find some controls or toolbars are inactive or grayed out, check that the Scenario 360 and Scenario 3D extensions are turned on in ArcMap.
- More detailed installation instructions are available on our CommunityViz Resources page.
Questions? Please let us know: support \at\ placeways \dot\ com. And as always, thank you for using CommunityViz.
We have just posted a new CommunityViz case study!
Communities in Motion 2040: Scenario Planning for the first year of the LRTP update was a project completed by the Community Planning Association of Southwest Idaho (COMPASS), Placeways, and EnviroIssues.
This project just won a 2013 Special Achievement in GIS Award for outstanding use of GIS technology in regional scenario planning.
You can read the case study here: http://placeways.com/communityviz/gallery/casestudies/pdf/COMPASS.pdf
Congratulations to Robert Goodspeed, Scott Lieske, Jeffrey Hamerlinck, and Gustavo Arciniegas, who all gave presentations on CommunityViz projects and research at CUPUM 2013: The 13th International Conference on Computers in Urban Planning and Urban Management. The conference took place July 2nd-July 5th at Utrecht University in the Netherlands. To learn more about the conference, take a look at their website: http://cupum2013.geo.uu.nl/
Have you done something good with CommunityViz lately? Let us know!
Placeways is collecting and publishing CommunityViz case studies that tell the world about your work and about CommunityViz. You can see samples on the CommunityViz website.
These easy-to-read, 2-page reports are very popular with current and future CommunityViz users alike. They’re a free, high-visibility way to showcase your successes, and of course they’re wonderful for CommunityViz, too.
It’s easy — we do (almost) all the work! All we need from you is your story, time for a telephone interview, and some nice screenshots or photos. We do the writing, formatting and production.
If you think you have a project that might qualify for this opportunity, please e-mail us at service (at) placeways (dot) com.
In addition to our special Academic prices for schools who are using CommunityViz for education and research, Placeways is now pleased to introduce Student Licenses for individual students.
Read more about the CommunityViz Student Licensing on our site or email us at service (at) placeways (dot) com for more information.
The Journal of Conservation Planning (Vol 9, 2013) recently published the article “Supporting cross-sector, cross-domain planning through interoperating toolkits”. The article discusses the potential usefulness of combining CommunityViz and other decision support tools into one framework in order to more easily assess alternative scenarios across land, coastal, and estuarine domains. The article is based on projects performed jointly by NatureServe, NOAA Coastal Services Center, Mission Aransas NERR, PlaceMatters, Placeways, and others. The entire article is available here.
Our article “CommunityViz: Planning on Your Feet” was recently featured in the April 2013 e-journal publication of the Regional and Intergovernmental Planning Division of the American Planning Association.
The article discusses why CommunityViz is “collaborative in a way the information makes sense to people and people make sense to each other.” The full article is available here: CommunityViz: Planning on Your Feet.
Thank you to everyone who stopped by our booth or attended our sessions at APA Chicago last weekend! We think that the conference was a great success, and we enjoyed the opportunity to talk to so many of you about CommunityViz.
See you in Atlanta in 2014!